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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lucky Winner

Unbelievable!!  That about sums up my feelings over all of your comments about how long you've been quilting and how you quilt your quilts.  You all blew me away!!  I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.  I'm amazed and thrilled (and not just a little green with envy) over how many of you still hand quilt!  I had no idea!!  You've inspired me to give it a try, at least for a small project.  And..I will be taking a class to learn the proper techniques!!  

As promised, we have a winner for the Great Little Quilts book.....and the winner is......

Patti....who said.....

I have been quilting for 21 years now. The time has gone so fast. I machine quilt all of my own quilts. Years ago I started, and tried to learn to hand quilt, and that quilt is still waiting for me to finish. I enjoy every part of the quilting process from beginning to end. 

Congratulations, Patti!  I hope you enjoy the history and quilts is this wonderful book.  Thanks to everyone who participated!!

My little quilt is well under way and I'm loving how well the fabrics are playing with each other.  It feels good to have some time to sew!  Gosh...it's the best medicine for stress and SO good for the soul!  After a weekend spent preparing stuff for the tax guy and other boring chores, this is just what I needed!

I think this little quilt will be finished by tomorrow.  As it comes together and I place the parts on the design wall, I'm really loving how it's turning out!  That's the "quilting high" we get when we create a new quilt, and as each step is completed, and we see it begin to take shape, and it's turning out just like we hoped....aahhhh!!  J O Y!

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Last week, I posted a poll on the sidebar of my blog, asking how you feel about wovens and cottons in your quilts.  Here's the results:

53% of you have, at some time, mixed wovens and cottons together into a quilt.
7%  of you have never done so and don't care for the mix.
39% of you have not, but would like to give it a try.

I'm happy to see that the majority of you have mixed the two, and a resounding 39% are willing to give it a try.  May I mention I know a couple of good cotton and woven fabric collections I can recommend that will look really great together?  (teehee!)  Fun stats, and I always enjoy getting your opinions.  Thanks for participating!

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One last thing....we're nearing our last call for you to join Lynne Hagmeier (Kansas Troubles) and me on our next Great Girlfriend Get~Away cruise to New England to enjoy the fall colors this September.  I know it seems like a long way off, but the deposits are due in April.  So...if you've been thinking about this adventure of good times, don't delay!!!  Click here to see all the particulars for this quilting cruise.

Call our cruise director, Bunny at 815-715-8483


  1. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for hosting.

  2. How exciting for Patti to be the winner!!

  3. I love these fabrics together and look forward to seeing what wonderful thing you have created with them. : )

  4. Congratulations to Patti! I know she will enjoy the book!

  5. I love Aunti Em's clever use of the blocks as centers in star blocks!